What Does Grief Look Like?

Doing open-ended art activities together helps adults and children relax and connect.

Open-ended art is important for young children, and it can allow them space to express the many feelings that come with the death of a loved one. A blank page is full of possibility—there are endless ways to fill it, and there are no right or wrong ideas or results! Giving children opportunities to freely explore and experiment can help them express themselves. And… you can do it together! 

Print this page and invite children to draw or write about their feelings, memories of their loved one, or anything at all. Offering reassurance along the way can help them remember they’re not alone. 

Sitting and creating quietly together can be great bonding time.